BENZENE, BLOOD

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a gray top tube. Send 2.0 mL whole blood (0.7 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Rejection Criteria
Samples received room temperature

Methodology
Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC)

Stability
Room temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 months; Frozen: 21 days

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

Turnaround Time5-7 days
Test CodeBENZ
CPT-4 Code (s)
84600
LOINC Codes
9330-2

Warde
Medical
Laboratory